Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition through National Committee for Quality Assurance

 

ONE Health Ohio, at its Youngstown (Youngstown Community Health Center), Warren (Lloyd McCoy Community Health Center, Warren West Community Health Center, and Kidz 1st Pediatrics) and Alliance (Good Samaritan Community Health Center) locations, has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that ONE Health Ohio at its Youngstown, Warren and Alliance locations has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

“ONE Health Ohio is proud to announce that our clinics have successfully achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition and accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA),” said ONE Health Ohio Chief Medical Officer, Maria Kowal, MD. “The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. We are committed to serving the people of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Stark counties by providing quality pediatric and adult medical, dental, and behavioral health services and medication assisted treatment.”